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St. George's School

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Tennis - Boys Varsity
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372 Purgatory Road
Middletown, RI 02842
Loss 0-7
The season ended for the 2019 boys varsity tennis team on Friday afternoon versus rival Middlesex School on the Hilltop. While the score tells one story, the fight that the Dragons put up and the close match scores at many numbers, tells another. In fact, it speaks to the grit and positivity that the team exhibited all season long.

Doubles: The doubles action was fierce, with the #2 team of co-captain Ridgely Kelly '19 and Ethan Ma '20 saving the best for last, playing their best match of the season. They took the Zebras' team down in routine fashion, 8-3. It came about thanks to an amazingly fast start, getting out to a 3-0 lead in just minutes. The communication between the two was fantastic and the put-aways at the net were exactly how they practiced the day earlier. At #3, Simon Li '20 and Aristo Wang '20 battled the MX team throughout, going back and forth for the first eight games. Unfortunately, at 4-4, the Dragons were broken and MX subsequently held, to go up 4-6. The match ended at 5-8, MX.

Singles: As previously stated, it was a battle throughout the six-position line-up. The stand-out match came at the #5 position, where Ethan Ma won his first set and battled through a tough second, going down 0-3. After dropping the second, the match went to a third set 10-point tiebreaker. Ethan mixed his serve spots up very well and was engaged in rally points throughout the three sets. The match was extremely balanced, level-wise, and each player exhibited a great understanding of patterns and execution. Ethan dropped the third set breaker in close fashion, but not before regaining confidence that he had lost a week earlier. A good way to finish off his singles play this season, preparing for his training over the summer!

The Dragons' season proved to be one of many successes, with big wins over strong ISL opponents, Brooks and St. Sebastian’s. Close matches were had against St. Mark's and Belmont Hill, exemplifying the team's ability to step up the level, when necessary. The leadership the senior co-captains showed was truly above and beyond. The team will truly miss Colby and Ridgely next year. That said, the two paved the way for next year's seniors and each team member, for that matter. We are all very thankful.

Until Spring 2020.

— Coach Joe Lang